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South Coast Connections Networking Event At Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel

Come and enjoy excellent networking opportunities, great speaker plus welcome drinks & nibbles at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa, Bournemouth.

Thursday 19th May at 17.30pm

The Schedule

  • 17:30  Arrival and Welcome Drinks 
  • 18:30  Brief Introduction from                 Business Scene
  • 19:00  Speaker – Bill Morrow
  • 19:20  Open Networking
  • 20:00  Raffle prize draw
  • 21.00  Close


South Coast Connections Networking Event At Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel

Come and enjoy some excellent networking opportunities, great speaker plus welcome drinks & canapes at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa. A family run Bournemouth hotel with the newly opened Forever Gorgeous Day Spa & Clinic.

South Coast Connections Networking Event at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa
Wednesday 5th May at 17.30pm

The Schedule
17:30 Arrival and welcome drinks
18:30 Introduction from Business Scene
19:00 Speaker – Shaz Quereshi
19:30 Open Networking
20:00 Raffle prize draw
21.00 Close

Venue & Catering Sponsored By The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa

Our Speaker – Shaz Quereshi

Shaz Quereshi is an acclaimed ‘sales guru’ who delivers cutting-edge messages with a unique brand of humour.

A highly-experienced speaker and professional trainer, his talks are dedicated to helping audiences achieve ‘Success in Sales’. Shaz believes that sales people must be confident, likeable AND knowledgeable, and will explain how to become all three.

To book your place visit http://www.business-scene.com

South Coast Connections Networking Event on 5th May

After the successful launch of AFC Business at Dean Court, AFC Bournemouth recently extended this to the AFC Business Club, which offers a number of benefits and exciting events. Richard Brown, our Conference and Sales Manager became a member and attended his first networking event at the stadium last Tuesday.

Richard said ‘The evening supplied like minded business people the chance to mingle and make introductions.  This was followed by a lovely finger buffet and executive seats for the AFC Bournemouth v Barnet game.  The evening was finished off successfully with Bournemouth winning 3 – 0!’

AFC Bournemouth is one of the biggest and most recognised brands in Dorset and the Dean Court Stadium is a premier venue with a range of fantastic facilities. AFC have decided to use the Club and Venue as a focal point to bring the business community together, so therefore created ‘AFC Business’.

We Have Joined AFC Bournemouth’s Business Club


Date: Thursday 11th March 2010
Time: 6.30PM
Venue: The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa, Meyrick Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DL

Order Of Events
Drinks Reception – 6.30pm
Business Meeting – 7.00pm
Pre Dinner Drinks – 7.30pm (Cash Bar)
Presidents Dinner – 8.00pm

Executive Member Election
Nominations are invited for fully paid up members who wish to join the Executive for 2010-11. Nine positions will be elected at the AGM. This year plans to be an exciting year for the Chamber as we continue in our aims to create a stronger business community, promote member2member business and build on our role as prime consultative group for business matters within the borough.

Chamber Accounts
Copies of the Chamber Accounts and Benevolent Fund Accounts for year ending 31st December 2009 will be emailed to you prior to the AGM.

Please advise menu choice no later than 3rd March.

Tickets £25.00

To book your tickets call Carol Butler

01202 372437 or e.mail info@bournemouthchamber.org.uk

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce Annual General Meeting and Presidents Dinner

Europe’s leading event for the corporate travel and meetings industry has just taken place at Earls Court in London, and Richard Brown our Conference and Sales Manager, and Tony Wilson our Operations Manager, traveled to London for the event. Strategies to widen our connections in the business travel events sector were successful.

The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa is one of the largest hotels in Bournemouth with the ability to cater for a total of up to 450 delegates across 7 conference suites. Agents and Events Managers mingled with Richard and Tony in a bustling and vibrant environment, and many contacts were either strengthened or new ones made.

To find out more about our excellent conference facilities you can visit our ‘Conference and Business’ pages on our website, where you can download a conference pack. Alternatively you can contact Richard Brown richard@queenshotelbournemouth.com or call 01202 554 415 and ask to speak to a member of the team.

Europe’s Number One Business Travel Event

James and Layla Gordon enjoyed an evening of entertainment, networking and great food at the Compass Magazine Winter Party on Tuesday 26th February. James said ‘We always support local magazines as we believe they help local businesses to grow. Compass Magazine have covered a variety of events at ‘The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa’ within their social pages, and so it was good for us to catch up with the team, and meet some new faces as well’.

The Compass Magazine Winter Party

Three course lunch with coffee for £16.00 at 12.30 9th February

We are located on Meyrick Road, Bournemouth just a short walk from Lansdowne.

Anyone interested should call Julie Dugan on 01202 428888.


The ‘Senior Citizens Information Service’ is hosting a luncheon at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa on 9th February, with spoken extracts from the Vita Nova Writers’ Group


Layla Gordon attended January’s Carrington Club Lunch today where she heard the news that the networking group is extending into London. The first networking event in London will be on the 22nd April. The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa has been a loyal member of the Carrington Club since September 2008, and is always grateful and inspired by the events and members we meet there. Carrington is a business generation club which creates long term relationships, built up through regular network and social meetings.

January’s Carrington Club Lunch and Their News of Expansion into London

We would like to thank the organisers of South Coast Connections for last night’s successful event. Our team exhibited to over 120 attendees, and networked through the evening to a great group of business men and women from around Dorset.

Andrew Stoddart, Kelly Hillman and Richard Brown from The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa

Richard Brown with Steve Cook from Seeker Photography and Debbie Tarrier, Event Organiser of South Coast Connections

Kelly Hillman with Nigel Hedges and Mark Ellson from Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Photos by Steve Cook

South Coast Connections – Corporate Event and Networking

David Burr – our General Manager was today provided a personal invitation to join the Mayor of Bournemouth in her Parlour for a Men’s Business Luncheon. This was partly a reciprocal invite as in August 2009 – The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa was hosting the pilots and crew for the 2nd Bournemouth Airshow and the Mayor (Councillor Mrs Beryl Baxter ,Cmgr,MCMI & Mr. William Baxter) attended The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa under David Burr’s invite for Afternoon Tea.

David Burr commented on the very pleasurable experience and conversation with her and the serving of a delightful Chinese Buffet Luncheon.